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John Zorn

John Zorn

9 articles


Derek Bailey, John Zorn, Evan Parker et al: Company, Round House, London

Live Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 30 January 1982


John Zorn: The master of mixture

Interview by David Toop, The Times, 5 November 1988

John Zorn, whose group Naked City makes a rare appearance in London tomorrow, has turned sheer eclecticism into an art form. David Toop did some ...

John Zorn, Scott Johnson, De La Soul, Negativland, The Beatnigs: The Decomposers

Overview by Mark Dery, Elle, September 1989

MAYBE IT all began in 1917 with the harmless-looking urinal "R. Mutt" entered in the Society of Independent Artists New York show. ...

John Zorn: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by David Toop, The Times, 30 November 1989

Art of musical autopsy in reverse ...

James "Blood" Ulmer: Knitting Factory, New York; John Zorn: Puck Building, New York NY

Live Review by Nick Hasted, New Musical Express, 27 January 1990

IF THE Who were Prince's band at the apocalypse, they would make this noise. It's an almost psychedelic, thumping mash. The drummer is driven by ...

There's John Zorn Every Minute

Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 18 May 1991

Zorn to boogie! From his New York avant-garde garret, JOHN ZORN is busy invigorating the slumbering corpse of jazz with hardcore shock therapy. STEVEN WELLS ...

John Zorn: Barbican, London

Live Review by Rob Young, The Wire, March 2000

ZORN'S BACK: that part of his anatomy, clad in a casual red pullover above yellow-flecked combat slacks, is, in fact, what is presented to the ...

Zorn@60: John Zorn and guests including Mike Patton and Marc Ribot

Preview by John Lewis, Barbican show programme, 12 July 2013

FOR THOSE OF US who've grown up listening to his music, it seems remarkable that John Zorn is celebrating his 60th birthday. ...

The Primer: Occult rock

Guide by Edwin Pouncey, The Wire, August 2016

Channelling the magick of Aleister Crowley and the neo-paganism of witchcraft, occult rock is the sound of rock 'n' roll's secret society. Edwin Pouncey reads ...


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